Frame accepting Applications for 2020 Travel Grant for Artists for Exhibiting Abroad

Last date: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

Detailed Description

Frame is currently seeking applications for its Travel Grant for Artists for Exhibiting Abroad to promote the international career development of Finnish artists or artists based in Finland by promoting their networking and opportunities to exhibit or perform abroad.

The purpose of grants awarded by Frame is based on the strategy of the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture and Frame’s own strategy.

Program Purposes

  • Artists can apply for a travel grant when they perform or present their work outside Finland, such as in a solo or group exhibition, biennale, triennale, festival or other contemporary art event.
  • Travel grants can only be applied for to cover personal or work group’s
  • travel expenses
  • accommodation expenses
  • transport expenses
  • insurance of artworks during transport

Eligibility Criteria

  • Visual artists who are Finnish or based in Finland
  • Work groups formed by Finnish artists or artists based in Finland
  • Travel grants may not be applied on behalf of another person. The contact person of a work group must be among the travellers. Organisations such as associations, cooperatives or companies are not eligible for the travel grant. They are advised to apply instead for a project grant for exhibiting work by Finnish artists abroad.

Travel grants cannot be spent on:

  • residencies (including travel to and from)
  • per diems or living costs
  • gallery rental or participation fees
  • production and material costs of artworks
  • installation costs or equipment purchases
  • artistic work
  • studies, theses
  • the expenses of foreign artists not based in Finland
  • events or exhibitions in Finland

Required Appendices

travel plan: purpose of trip, dates and programme, description of venue, as well as importance of the trip to the promotion of the applicant’s international career

  • Curriculum Vitae (1–2 pages) or biography
  • work groups: short Curricula Vitae or biographies
  • 3–5 images per participating Finnish artist
  • Attachments should be in PDF or JPG format. The maximum file size is 3 Mb.


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